Little Kids Rock has supported Dallas teachers and students since the 2007-2008 school year, when the first 24 teachers received training and 500 guitars to start programs in their schools.
Because Little Kids Rock believes “playing music is more than fun – it’s transformational”, the non-profit has now provided thousands of guitars, keyboards and stands, drum sets, annual workshops with teacher training and curriculum, with programs in more than 90 Dallas ISD schools.
Because of this support to campus music programs through the district, Saturday marked the 8th Annual Dallas ISD Little Kids Rock/Modern Band Jam Summit, and 31 bands from all over town came to Seagoville High School for a big celebration of music.
Elaine Thomas, Director-Visual and Performing Arts, established this partnership with LKR Founder David Wish, and the Dallas ISD has celebrated the organization with the Emmett J. Conrad Extra Mile Award. She has high praise for this organization: “This has always been – and continues to be – a partnership which greatly benefits our Dallas ISD students. One only has to look at their faces to see such joy at being able to make music together. This gift of making music will last lifetime.”